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Old February 19, 2010, 12:07 AM
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P55 less power and less heat as 920 at same speeds.
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Old February 19, 2010, 02:40 AM
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Folding....... the 920 by design , is more easy to bring to the sweet spot of 4,0 ghz , 860 are less easy to pass 3,8 ( will make a difference of 4-5K PPD ) but you need a DO
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yep i definitely remember your situation mark, p55 seems to be a viable route still since the x3440 which is only 245$ at the egg has HT. Also, isn't it possible to use 3 2gb kits in the p55 with just the 3rd stick running in single channel or do all 3 sticks default to single?
Tell someone to buy you a x3440 for $226 (sometimes goes up to $232) from peonline.ca (buy from their retail store) back in Toronto.

EDIT: Why are you looking at DDR1333 RAM? You can buy a pair of 4GB DDR1600 ripjaws for $116ish at xpresscanada.com.
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What do you think of the Gigibyte P55A-UD4P?
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Old February 19, 2010, 07:20 AM
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JTCB: I own a P55A-UD4P with a I7 860 oc at 3.88Ghz (HT on). I really like it and very stable for the moment. Im currenlty folding 24/24 7/7 and temp are around ~ 70c.
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Old February 19, 2010, 08:17 AM
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New 1366 chips are going to be ridiculously expensive and coming out in march, I doubt they're going to drop the prices of other i5/i7 chips much.

Don't think there's P57 out..as for H57, I wouldn't need the integrated video since I'm using a video card.
Also, for USB3.0, from that article, it doesnt seem I should even care about getting a board that supports usb3 or sata6 and just get an addon card. However, should I even be worrying about ssd's coming out in 1-2 years that would be able to utilize sata 6?
I am also considering getting a motherboard without those. That article shows both solutions do bottleneck. Is it save to assume that getting an addon card will not have bottleneck? If I don't game and use one GPU anyway, will that affect the performance?

A few addon cards are out now.

ADATA N002 SSD performance on MSI Star USB 3.0 controller
Newegg.com - ASUS Model U3S6 USB 3.0 & SATA 6Gb/s Add-on card - Motherboard Accessories
Gigabyte "Heavy Duty" USB 3.0 PCIe Card Finally Available
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Old February 19, 2010, 09:18 AM
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Hey Deviant, thanks a bunch for the link to PEOnline, none of the usual price search engines had it that cheap. I'm going to go with that x3440 since I'm still in Toronto atm anyways. Any more deals on ram/mobo that can be found in Toronto?
Also, for those add on cards, I've read that PCIE x1 slots in P55 boards aren't true gen2.0 slots so they're still limited to 250MB/s. Any truth to this?

@mark, I don't think I'll mind the loss of a bit of pdd going P55 if it saves me a lot in the long run. F@H isn't the highest priority atm. However, I still need to figure out my usb3.0 problem
Also, it does seem that X58 would limit me to a CO since I can't find any DO's for sale. That new x3440 is the same price as used C0's but factor in the cost of a motherboard and it doesnt seem so great anymore..

As for DDR3 1333, i've been taking a look at this:
Patriot Sector 5 PVV34G1333LLK 4GB DDR3 2X2GB DDR3-1333 CL 7-7-7-20 Dual Channel Memory Kit - DirectCanada


*DOH So I've found the X58A-UD3R, it does change things a bit, anybody find a review of its USB3.0 ports? I can't seem to find anything on it
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What do you think of the Gigibyte P55A-UD4P?
It's great. It works as advertised. I'm happy with mine.
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@mark, I don't think I'll mind the loss of a bit of pdd going P55 if it saves me a lot in the long run.
it's you the boss . a P55 with a 860 is Dam good too. run cooler too
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